The MTA will add service and suspend Manhattan track repairs for the mass transit rush on Super Bowl Sunday.
Over the weekend, there will be six extra Long Island Rail Road trains and on Saturday an additional 16 Metro-North trains on the New Haven Line and two on the Hudson line. On Saturday, there will be extra No. 1 trains and rush-hour level service on the Times Square shuttle for people...Read more »
Actor Harry Belafonte lamented “issues of race perpetuated by the depth of human indifference to poverty.” A chaplain’s invocation bemoaned “the plantation of New York City.” The new public advocate, Letitia James, assailed “land grabs for more luxury condos.”
As the 109th mayor was sworn in yesterday, speaker after speaker at Bill de Blasio’s inauguration ripped the 108th mayor’s legacy....Read more »
The South Ferry station in lower Manhattan that was battered by Superstorm Sandy could be reopened in 2016, though not completely resilient to massive flooding, an MTA official said Monday.
John O'Grady, the program executive for Sandy recovery for NYC Transit, said waterproofing the signal room in the lowest level of the station would be the "largest challenge as we move forward,"...Read more »
Hundreds of fast food workers Thursday held another protest against low wages at major chain restaurants.
Employees of McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's and other restaurants joined with union members and elected officials across the city in seeking a $15 an hour wage. The protest, part of a nationwide action, ended at a rally in Foley Square.
Protesting workers said they do more than...Read more »
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has a powerful perch to implement his vision for transportation in the city.
De Blasio, who controls four votes on the MTA board, laid out a transportation agenda during the campaign that focuses on better transit service for outerborough neighborhoods to meet growing demand there; improving pedestrian safety through his "Vision Zero" plan for eliminating...Read more »
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s signature campaign pledge on raising taxes for education got a boost from a poll Wednesday showing a majority of state voters back the proposal.
A Quinnipiac University poll showed 63% of voters in New York State back De Blasio’s plan to hike taxes on wealthier New York City residents making $500,000 a year or more.
The plan needs approval from Albany in...Read more »
The stressful passenger crowding, delays and congestion common at area airports near the holiday season could become the norm, according to two reports released Wednesday.
The reports from the U.S. Travel Association and the Eno Center for Transportation warn that America's aviation system is reaching capacity, particularly in the New York City-area airports, John F. Kennedy, Newark Liberty...Read more »
Former and potential future NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton Tuesday backed Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's "Vision Zero" pedestrian safety proposal to eliminate fatalities.
Bratton-Mayor Rudy Giuliani's top cop who also led police departments in Los Angeles and Boston-said at a street safety forum that de Blasio can build upon Mayor Michael Bloomberg's efforts to change the city's landscape...Read more »
As the MTA aims to bring subway service into the 21st century with wireless service in stations and countdown clocks, ideas abound about improving the riding experience. While the ideas can range from fantastical to common sense, amNY picked five of the most intriguing ideas for changing the riding experience.
1: Music turnstiles
Forget buskers — musician and former LCD Soundsystem frontman...Read more »
A 22-year-old man was charged Sunday with two counts of murder in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a Wakefield man.
Police said Henry Lawrence, of Eastchester, was driving a 1988 Toyota Sienna east, barreling down a sidewalk at a high speed when it struck 32-year-old Derrick Callender outside his apartment building at East 233rd Street near White Plains Road shortly after midnight...Read more »